First time for everything…


Happy Thursday!

I tried something new! YAY! I’ve had a sheet of acetate forever and I finally used it to make a Holiday card! I went with earthy tones rather than the traditional white/red/green and I quite like the way it turned out.

(Click the photo for a closer look)

I stamped the Spread the Cheer stamp with a Kaleidacolor ink pad onto vanilla card stock, I love the multi color effect these ink pads create. The background snowflakes are from the snowflake border stamp, I stamped the snowflakes with brown Staz On directly onto the sheet of acetate. I hope you give it try, it’s a fun and easy project!

Have a wonderful day!

Happy Stamping!

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Holiday Tag


I hope everyone is having a great week! Brandon and I went to the store this afternoon to pick up a few things and I couldn’t believe my eyes…all the Christmas/Holiday displays were already up! I shouldn’t be surprised but every year I’m shocked at how fast they move from Halloween to Christmas around here…where did October go? This year is just flying by and I thought I’d better start making some Holiday crafts so I have a cute little tag to share with you today that I made using Fhiona’s Snowman

I stamped the snowman with Staz On onto water color paper and I colored this adorable snowman with Twinkling h20’s. The pearl set is perfect for winter scenes, I used the oyster for the snowman’s body and then added some of the colored twinkling’s for the accents…red, green, pewter, nutmeg and orange.
The Happy Holidays sentiment is from the Penguin Greetings stamp set. The DP is from the Cottage Christmas 6×6 pad and just in case you are wondering…the nestie I used is the new wonky squares – fun!
I hope you are having fun creating all your holiday cards and projects too!
Until next time…
Happy Stamping!
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Trick or Treat

We had a total blast this Halloween! Brandon is such a little cutie, we went to just a few houses around each of the Grandparents neighbourhoods and he just ran from house to house saying “next house, more candy” it was so cute! I think he would have kept going all night if we would have let him.
Here are just a few photos from our trick or treating adventure…
Brandon our little cutie as a Giraffe
First Trick or Treat House
He did say Thank you before running away! 
He just had to look to see what they put in the bag! Once he realized it was candy it was go, go, go! 
I hope you had a great Halloween too!
I’ll be back soon with a fun gift tag I made so until then…
Happy Stamping!
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Happy Halloween

I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend! Brandon already had his adorable giraffe costume on yesterday for a special Halloween parade and I think he’s eaten enough candy to last him the entire year! He’s excited to put on his costume again Sunday evening to collect more candy…I call him my little sugar monster! I’ll have some pictures to share next week of him…he makes a really cute giraffe.

I made this Cute Witch Ellie card to celebrate Halloween. I decided to have some fun with it and colored the image with my favorite Twinkling H2O’s – I LOVE these sparkly paints! I stamped Ellie with Staz On onto watercolor paper and then colored the entire image with H2O’s using my water pen. The sentiment is from the Monster Sign stamp set and then the inside of the card has Ellie’s kitty and the sentiment is from the Trick or Treat stamp set.

Here’s a shot of the sparkle before I finished the card, I have a hard time capturing sparkle in photos…feel free to click on the photos to enlarge them…

and here is the front of the card…

and the inside of the card…

I hope you have a safe and happy Halloween!

Happy Stamping!

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YNS Challenge #28 – Bookmark it!


Happy Wednesday!

It’s time for YNS Challenge #28 – YIPPEE! Chris is our super talented hostess for this challenge and she has challenged us to make bookmarks – FUN!

I picked up these huge paper clips at the office store awhile back and I’ve been wanting to make a bookmark so I was quite excited to finally make one!

I stamped Mini Party Fhiona with Brilliance Black ink onto Copic Xpress It paper and then colored her in with copics. Then I used all different punches for the scallop and circles…I love that I can use a craft punch for the mini Fhiona stamps!

The book I’m reading is Eat, Pray, Love…again! I can’t wait to see the movie!
The back is the same dp (Basic Grey Jovial) as the front. I used a large glue dot to attach the front and back layers.

I LOVE the mini stamps so for those of you who are also fans of the mini Fhiona stamps…look for more to be released very soon!!! *grin* I’m so excited!!

Now hop on over to the YNS challenge blog for all the details and enter your bookmark for a chance to win some YNS bucks!!! YAY!

Happy Stamping!

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Surprise Blog Hop!

I just wanted to say THANK YOU to my super amazing design team! They surprised me today with a birthday hop!!! FUN! If you would like to hop along and see all their fabulous creations then hop on over to Simonne’s blog where the all the birthday fun begins!

I’m blessed with such a wonderful design team and I just want them to know how much I appreciate all their fabulous creations and hard work!!! Love you all!!! Thank you again for this wonderful surprise! You made my day extra special!

Happy Stamping!

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Birthday Bash SALE!

This Monday I’m celebrating my 34th birthday! YAY! Thank you to everyone who have already sent me early birthday wishes!!! To celebrate I decided to have a…

 Birthday Bash SALE!!! 
At first I was going to put some of my favorite stamps and items on sale but I quickly realized that everything in the YNS store are my favorites!! LOL Instead I randomly selected stamps and placed them into discount bins for 10% – 40% off HERE

I LOVE bling and fun buttons so I also decided to put all the brads, buttons, pearls/gems and baubles as sale so be sure to check these items out as well!

Also I now carry individual pots of twinkling H20’s so be sure to check out these sparkly paints! Those of you who met me in Oshawa this past weekend know that these are one my favorite products along with the embellie gellie!!! We all had so much fun at the make and take table!


My Birthday Bash Sale ends Oct 26th at midnight so be sure to grab them stamps and stuff you want at these amazing prices!

Happy stamping and shopping!
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ScrapFest Hop Winner

Thank you so much for all your amazing comments and emails about the adorable ScrapFest Cropper Fhiona! Many of you hopped along and joined in our fun hop and scooped her up for your own personal collection. YAY!

I had an absolute blast at ScrapFest and met so many amazing people! I’d like to thank all my wonderful customers who stopped in to say Hi! I loved meeting all of you and it was great to see some familiar faces from ScrapFest in Kitchener too! Special thanks to Christine from Dol Creations who made an effort to track me down and introduce herself – it was so great to meet you Christine!!!

I’m also so grateful for my family who helped me prepare for this event. Everyone was there with me as well to help out and support me – thank you so much! I really couldn’t do this without all of you!

I’m still unpacking and winding down from all the excitement and waiting on some pictures that my family took of the event so while I’m waiting to get the remaining photos here is a picture of my sister and niece helping with the final set up of the booth on Friday night…

Now let’s announce the ScrapFest hop winner!

I used random.org and our winner is…

#10 Terriavidreader – http://triesmakingcards.blogspot.com/

Congrats! Email me your mailing address so I can mail you your prize!!!

Happy Stamping!

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I’m very excited to annouce…

ScrapFest Cropper Fhiona!!!!

Whew! I’ve been keeping this a secret for a very long time and I am so excited to finally reveal this adorable stamp!!!! Isn’t she just the cutest?!? She was designed with love for Lisa who is the proud president of ScrapFest here in Ontario. She wanted an adorable stamp to represent her company and Fhiona was just the right fit. I am so grateful that she trusted me with this wonderful project – thank you Lisa!!!! It was an absolute pleasure working with you!

Cropper Fhiona is a ScrapFest special edition stamp so if you want to get your hands on this cutie and ink her up you have a very limited time to do so. You can scoop her up at ScrapFest Oshawa this weekend or if you are not a local you can purchase this stamp at the YNS Store this weekend only! I’ve decided to remove the shipping charges from this stamp so if you would like to add her to your YNS collection then hop on over to the YNS and put this cutie in your shopping cart and the shipping is on me!

If you are local I hope you are planning to visit ScrapFest this weekend for some great deals and awesome shopping! Be sure to stop by the YNS booth to say HI as I would love to meet you and have you join me for my make and take! FUN!

Here is a printable coupon for 10% off stamps at the YNS booth plus I’ve got other great deals too! Just print this off and bring it with you to ScrapFest!

SURPRISE BLOG HOP!!!!
The hop starts today (Friday, October 15th at 9:00 EST) and ends on Sunday, October 17th at midnight (EST).
The YNS design team has been playing with this cutie and they have some fabulous projects to share with you so be sure to hop along for some inspiration and then enter to win this stamp and post it note holder at the end of the hop.
Hop Prize (click photo to enlarge picture)
You are at the beginning of the hop so your next stop is the fabulous Linda! Remember to comment on all the blogs and then enter the prize draw on Simonne’s blog which is your last stop. Happy hopping!

Here is your hop order…

Karen Dedman – that’s ME :o))

Linda Cummings http://lccorner.blogspot.com/

Crystal Irwin http://crystalkbk.blogspot.com/

Wendy Ramlakhan http://sugarpea-designs.blogspot.com/

Chris Olsen http://twinklesglow-glowbug.blogspot.com/

Maureen Wong http://mycasestudies.blogspot.com/

Beth Ranney-Thomas http://inkyfingersrule.blogspot.com/

Jenny Cierley http://suchins.blogspot.com/

Sylvia Blum http://sylviastamps.blogspot.com/

Kerri Michaud http://cardsbykerri.blogspot.com/

Simonne Clay http://semsee.blogspot.com/
 
Now hop on over to the YNS store and grab this cutie ScrapFest Cropper Fhiona for your collection!

Happy Stamping!
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Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge Sponsor

Good Morning!

Today I’m excited to say that Your Next Stamp is the proud sponsor for Bonnie’s Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge! YAY! Bonnie is so awesome and wonderful to work with! Have you seen all the amazing ribbon and twine she carries?? You’ll spend hours drooling over her huge selection.

Here are the challenge details…

* This weeks theme is Halloween
* Create a new project using the posted theme. A card, layout, ATC, home decor item, hairbow, anything goes!

* All projects must also include some sort of ribbon/lace/trim.

I’ve been so busy getting ready for ScrapFest (look for my special announcement at 9 am EST today) that I didn’t get a chance to make a card so the lovely Maureen was kind enough to share her stunning creation with you today…
 

ACK! How cute is this?? Maureen altered Easter Bunny Fhiona and turned her into an adorable Halloween kitty! How creative!
Be sure to check out the RRR challenge and do some shopping while there too!
See you soon for my special announcement.
Happy Stamping!

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